Here are all the best daiquiri recipes to try, from classic to frozen! Try all the fruity variations on this classic cocktail.
If there’s one great rum drink, it’s the daiquiri. This classic combination of lime, sweetener and white rum was born in Cuba in the 1800’s, and it’s just as popular today! While today’s daiquiri drinkers often assume a frozen puree, the classic version of this drink is shaken and strained, served straight up in a cocktail glass. Add ice and blend it together for endless variations of frozen daiquiris, which rose to popularity in the US in the 1990’s.
Here are all the best daiquiri recipes to enjoy rum paired with all sorts of fruity flavors! Try the Classic Daiquiri and Hemingway Daiquiri for historical classics. Then blend with ice and frozen fruit for strawberry, mango, pineapple and more.
The classic daiquiri recipe? It's 3 simple ingredients, shaken, strained and served straight up in a cocktail glass! This drink is thought to have been invented in the 1800's in Cuba, and is on the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails.
The strawberry daiquiri is a frozen daiquiri: a daiquiri made with ice in a blender! Frozen daiquiris rose to mass popularity in the 1990's in restaurants and resorts: but they're a simple variation on the historic classic. Want a mocktail instead? Try the Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri.
Ingredients: Frozen strawberries, simple syrup, lime juice, white rum, ice
All hail the Frozen Daiquiri! Did you know how easy it is to whip up this frozen drink? All you need are a handful of ingredients to achieve massive flavor. This frozen spin on the Classic Daiquiri tastes intensely zesty from the lime and fruity from the rum. Take one sip, and it’s so much greater than the sum of its parts!
Ingredients: White rum, lime juice, simple syrup, ice
Need a tropical drink full of irresistible frosty flavor? Try this Banana Daiquiri recipe! This spin on the classic daiquiri is great for impressing guests because it’s just that irresistible! It’s got a pure banana flavor complimented by the zingy lime, vanilla and oak notes of aged rum, and a hint of orange liqueur on the finish.
Here’s a tart, complex and refreshing classic cocktail for the adventurous drinker: the Hemingway daiquiri! This spin on the Classic Daiquiri was invented in the 1920's in honor of the famous writer himself, Ernest Hemingway. It features sweet grapefruit to balance the acidity of the lime, and maraschino liqueur brings notes of sour cherry and almond.
Ingredients: White rum, grapefruit juice, lime juice, Maraschino liqueur
Here’s a delicious frozen cocktail that’s beyond simple: the Pineapple Daiquiri! There’s no need to buy a store-bought mix: just a few ingredients come together to make magic! The flavor of this one is fantastic: it’s fruity and intriguing, with a hint of lime and orange liqueur to accentuate the tropical pineapple.
Ingredients: Frozen pineapple, white rum, Cointreau or Triple Sec, lime juice, simple syrup, ice
Here’s a drink that’s light, refreshing, and bursting with juicy flavor: the Peach Daiquiri! This one is a spin on the Classic Daiquiri and it’s all about combining fruit with rum and lime. Each sip is a burst of cool, fruity flavor with a zing on the finish.
Ingredients: White rum, peach schnapps, lime juice, simple syrup, orange juice or peach slices
Last up in our daiquiri recipes: looking for a sunny spin on a tropical drink? Try the Mango Daiquiri! This spin on the classic daiquiri is frosty and refreshing, with an intoxicating sweet tart flavor. It’s a bit like mango smoothie meets mango margarita, with rum.
I became engrossed with author Ernest Hemingway watching the documentary, Hemingway by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Hemingway is one of those legends whose name we all know, but most of us don’t know all that much about him. The documentary takes an unflinching look at him, and his legacy, thanks to contemporary writers, literary scholars, and historians, who filled in much of the…
I became engrossed with author Ernest Hemingway watching the documentary, Hemingway by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Hemingway is one of those legends whose name we all know, but most of us don’t know all that much about him. The documentary takes an unflinching look at him, and his legacy, thanks to contemporary writers, literary scholars, and historians, who filled in much of the biographical information that accompanied his history, which wasn’t always rosy.
Some books of his were big hits while others fell flat. Some consider The Old Man and the Sea a great novel while others described it in unflattering terms. He had a penchant for falling in love madly in love with women, which usually took a turn for the worse…which is being kind. (Although discussed and implied, the relationships sounded harrowing.) He swore at his mother in writings and later, he got an earful in turn from his son, who sent him a letter calling The Old Man and the Sea “sentimental slop.” He married multiple times, suffered debilitating war injuries, drank too much, had affairs, survived two plane crashes, and lived in Cuba, Paris, Key West, before finally settling at the end of his life in Ketchum, Idaho.
[Note: Today’s guest on my Apéro Hour on IG Live will be distiller and founder of Pierre Ferrand cognac, Citadelle gin and Plantation rum, Alexandre Gabriel. Tune in April 22 at 6pm CET, Noon ET and 9am PT. Visit here for instructions on how to watch live. Because this will be a split-screen video, you can only watch it in replay in my Instagram Stories…
[Note: Today’s guest on my Apéro Hour on IG Live will be distiller and founder of Pierre Ferrand cognac, Citadelle gin and Plantation rum, Alexandre Gabriel. Tune in April 22 at 6pm CET, Noon ET and 9am PT. Visit here for instructions on how to watch live. Because this will be a split-screen video, you can only watch it in replay in my Instagram Stories within 24hrs after it’s originally aired.]
Since the confinement started, I’ve been doing a daily Apéro Hour on Instagram Live, archiving some of the episodes on my IGTV channel. Since I’ve never been able to get a tv show of my own, I decided just to do my own. (What could go wrong? And even so, what happens during confinement, stays in confinement. Right?) And when you’re the boss…and the producer, talent booker, presenter, cameraman, mixologist, and dishwasher…you get to call the shots. So I did, and invited some of my favorite bartenders, cocktail writers, and spirit-makers to come and talk about what they do.
Due to quirk in the platform, split-screen interviews can’t be archived (so I don’t get to call all the shots…) but it’s been really fun having people on that you might not normally get to meet, like my friend Mat who distills brandy and gin in Burgundy, Margot who owns Combat, a great cocktail bar in Paris, David from Belleville Brûlerie who showed us how to make the perfect café crème with a moka pot, and Alexandre Gabriel, who not only distills cognac and Citadelle gin, but also owns Plantation rum.